Watch it here: http://www.hulu.com/collections/435/144719
No matter how bad the show’s writing has been over the past decade or so, you know that an issue has developed widespread awareness when it’s the subject of a skit on Saturday Night Live.
I give the writers an A for accuracy regarding the list of benefits, but this kind of truth isn’t funny to most private sector citizens/taxpayers in the current economic climate. This skit is so on target that it’s almost painful to watch.
Indeed, the skit got few real laughs from their largely liberal audience — a good portion of which were probably public employees! But don’t let that detract from their first-rate skewering of government workers.
Perhaps SNL will need to step up its show security after this, though I suspect it would have been even more dangerous for them had they included a cop or a firefighter among the employees lampooned in the skit.